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Reviews 125 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've made some great friends and Hampden-Sydney was definitely the best decision for me.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I can see off-campus housing is not the best option. Most people live on campus. Since people drink a lot here off campus housing is generally not the best idea.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is no variety. You're pretty much stuck with the Fishin' Pig, Shogun, Cook-Out, Bojangles, and a few Mexican places in town.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene here is decent if you like to drink a lot. There aren't usually that many girls, but you can find some if you really look. Overall it's not too shabby and the parties are usually pretty big for a school of this size.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration here is strict on random things. For example if you are caught drinking underage or smoking pot no one really cares all that much, but if you break the honor code at all and get caught you're screwed.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Hampden-Sydney is very generous with its merit based financial-aid, but from what I hear they are not so generous with need-based aid.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: There have been cases of under cooked food being served. Earlier this year there was an outbreak of norovirus, which is food borne, that cause a third of the student body to get sick, and school had to close for three days.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing here is pretty awful overall unless you can manage to get a really good dorm when you're an upperclassman. Freshman housing is pretty bad overall. It's very cramped generally.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone here is friendly and accepting to your hobbies so its wonderful

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I hated it so much when i first got here because i wanted to transfer but now i love it here and intend to stay all 4 years.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Gorgeous campus with tons of cool people, nice facilities, beautiful architecture, and friendly people.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good ratio at most parties

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Absolutely love all of my professors. They really care about their students and are experts in their field.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Admissions and President have been working studiously in recent years to increase diversity on campus. Far more ethnically diverse and friendly than some would have you believe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall is terrible, Tiger Inn is good but overpriced, and Coffee Shop is extremely limited in options and kinda pricey.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships are the foundation of being able to attend this school. Only two or three students here are actually paying the full tuition.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Secure campus populated by brothers who care about each other, however campus is not closed and is open to townies at any time of day, and facilities are usually left unlocked. However, police presence and student activism to fight serious crime is enough to warrant a four-star rating.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Very limited field of possible majors, and even fewer minors. Graduate school is almost required nowadays to get a decent job, so it's okay I guess. You don't have to declare a major until second semester of Sophomore year, which leaves you with plenty of time to explore the liberal arts education.

2 College Freshman

Majors: Science programs are hard as hell at this school, though the degree is by far worth more than most nowadays, as graduates from this school are so few and far between, with a large amount of people cracking and dropping out before they reach sophomore year. Honestly, it seems like it gets far easier after freshman year.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Usually good parties with good ratio of guys/girls. Most fraternities tend to run out of alcohol fairly quickly though, which can be discouraging to party-goers. Fraternity Circle is the only real place to go for parties though, unless you know people at Longwood or Sweet Briar. The Circle is usually vibrant on weekends, though dead weekends do happen on occasion.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Farmville is a great town, though we do have to share it with Longwood kids, who are annoying, cargo-short wearing dickheads. We end up taking most of their females though, which is awesome.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Love the fraternities on campus! Awesome parties most weekends; occasional dead weekends. Parties are always happening on football weekends, and Greek Life plays a huge role in the tailgates.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not terrible, could be better though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Facilities are great because of the tradition shared on campus. Athletic centers are very impressive with great awards won by sports teams. Our library ranks number four in the nation. Library offers free copies and even renting laptops. There are many sources available in the library.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: School could do better on food. Lacks any real options that are healthy or really excellent food.

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